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Construction of Cuba’s largest power station underway in Cienfuegos province

View of the refinery associated to the diesel power plant being built in Cienfuegos Province, Central Cuba.

View of the refinery associated to the diesel power plant being built in Cienfuegos Province, Central Cuba.

Cienfuegos, March 7 (RHC)-- Construction of the largest diesel power station in Cuba, located in Cienfuegos, is advancing at a satisfactory pace, authorities with the project have said.

In statements to the press, Jesús Rey Pérez Crespo, director of the Provincial Electric Company, said that a total of 40 engines are being installed there, which will be responsible for generating 84 Mwh – enough to guarantee 60% percent of local power demand. He added that eight of the plant’s diesel engines have already been installed and are ready to generate power.

The Cuban official noted that the plant is purposefully located close to the Camilo Cienfuegos Oil Refinery, in order to receive diesel through a pipeline from the refinery, thus avoiding transportation costs.

\With 68 percent of the work already completed by the end of February, the plant in Cienfuegos is scheduled to be officially inaugurated in November this year, as part of a national program through 2023, aimed at installing 200Mwh of power generation in the provinces of Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Matanzas and Pinar del Río.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
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